Blockbuster Jumps Into Set Top Box Fray With $99 MediaPoint

Nov 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video


Blockbuster and 2Wire, a provider of integrated broadband solutions, today introduced the 2Wire MediaPoint digital media player, an on-demand video solution giving movie fans instant access through their television sets to Blockbuster Ondemand content.

For a limited time, the MediaPoint digital media player is available “free” with the advance rental of 25 BLOCKBUSTER ONDEMAND movies for $99 at

The players are expected to begin shipping in time for the holiday season.

“We are bringing Blockbuster, and the thousands of movies in our digital library, straight to customers’ televisions,” said Jim Keyes, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO. “The player is simple to use, delivers DVD quality video, and there’s no monthly subscription commitment. ”

The Internet set-top box category is already getting confusing, and this just adds to the confusion. The average buyer isn’t going to have a clue what these things do or which box to buy.  

Blockbuster’s device looks very limited, but may it’s cheap and may appeal to Blockbuster fans. 


Technical Details

In the Box

  • 2Wire MediaPoint Digital Media Player (8” x 8” x 1”)
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Composite A/V cable (supports SD viewing)
  • Remote Control
  • AAA Batteries

Video and Audio Connections

  • Composite
  • Component *
  • HDMI*
  • Stereo Audio
  • Toslink (digital optical audio)*

Network Connections

  • Ethernet*
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)

*cable must be purchased separately

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